By Jessi Colter
Renowned songwriter, singer, and spouse of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, drastically exciting memoir of yank tune, of lifestyles with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of religion misplaced and found.
The daughter of a Pentecostal evangelist and a race-car motive force, Jessi Colter performed piano and sang in church sooner than leaving Arizona to journey with rock-n-roll pioneer Duane Eddy, whom she married. Colter grew to become a profitable recording artist, showing on American Bandstand and befriending stars equivalent to the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins, whereas her songs have been recorded through Nancy Sinatra, Dottie West, and others. Her marriage to Eddy didn’t final, besides the fact that, and in 1969 she married the electrifying Waylon Jennings. jointly, they made their domestic in Nashville which, within the Seventies, was once flooring 0 for roots tune, drawing Bob Dylan, Johnny funds, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shel Silverstein, and others to the Nashville Sound. And Jessi used to be on the middle of all of it, the single lady at the landmark Wanted: The Outlaws album, therecord that introduced the Outlaw state style and was once the 1st state album to move platinum. She additionally tasted own advertisement luck with the #1-single “I’m no longer Lisa.”
But offstage, lifestyles used to be a problem, as Waylon pursued his addictions and battled his demons. Having drifted from the church as a tender girl, Jessi again to her religion and located in it a resource of energy within the turmoil of residing with Waylon. within the Eighties, Waylon helped release the great team The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny funds, and Kris Kristofferson, and the hits stored rolling, as did Waylon’s reckless dwelling. Amid all of it, Jessi faithfully prayed for her husband until eventually eventually, at Thanksgiving 2001, Waylon discovered Jesus, simply months prior to he died.
An Outlaw and a Lady is a strong tale of yankee tune, of affection in the middle of heartache, and of religion that sustains.
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An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home by Jessi Colter